Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Atwell

Male Bef 1640 - 1692  (> 52 years)


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  • Name Thomas Atwell 
    Born Bef 1640  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1692  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29068  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Atwell,   b. Bef 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1651, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Dawson,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1659, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1634  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Honora Swillivant,   b. Bef 1656,   d. Abt 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Aft 26 Apr 1673  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Atwell,   b. Abt 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1703, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Atwell,   b. Bef 1671, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Francis Atwell,   b. Abt 1671, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
     4. John Atwell,   b. Abt 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1713, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     5. Susannah Atwell,   b. Bef 1673, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1708, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 11
      OLATHMAN, TEAGUE, 20 December 1668; 24 February 1668.
      To Walter English's children; to Thomas Collins children otherwise Thomas Attwell's children.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 11
      HARPIN, HENRY, 24 June 1671; 29 November 1671. My son young Walter English all estate; one cow to Mary dau. of Thomas Atwell. Witnesses; John Ward; Thomas Blundell.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 114-114a. Will of Henry Harping, dated 24 June 1671.
      A red steare of five yeares of age for the funerall and a fatt hogg.
      Unto young Walter English my whole estate, only to Mary Attwell the daughter of Thomas Attwell one red cow, her name is Cherry, and a calfe and a browne heifer called Chance.
      My sonn young Walter English my executor.
      Henry (X) Harpin
      Wit: John (X) Ward, Thomas Blondell.
      29 Nov. 1671. Proved by the witnesses.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 78. Will of James Colestram of the County of Westmoreland, dated 5 Nov. 1670.
      Unto my son Henry Colestram all my estate.
      My said son executor and till hee comes of age of seaventeene yeares, my loving friend Thomas Attwell executor, and for feare anything should happen otherwise than well, my loving master Mr. John Appleton and Mr. Justinian Gerrard to call Thomas Attwell, executor in trust for my sonn, to accompt.
      James Colestreame
      Wit: Robt. Bledsoe, Wm: Skinner, John How.
      15 March 1670. Proved by Wm. Skinner and John How.
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      1661-1662 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 12a [9a]. Thomas Atwell doth give for his marke of cattle and hoggs the right eare cropt with two clitts in the cropt and the same eare underkeeled and in the left eare two slitts. 17 May 1660. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 269a. Jno: Paine, aged 34 yeares or thereabouts, sayth that comeing home on Satturday night your deponent's father told your deponent his mare was gone in the woods with a roape about her and hee would goe down to Thomas Attwell's about it, and did. And your deponent followed after and when I came to Attwell's I mett my father Con: Morphew and Attwell comeing along the pastour leading the mare and shee was hardly able to goe. And heard Attwell say hee took the mare in his wheat patch with a roap about her and took her upp himselfe and tyed her in a tobacco house and would not trust his man in itt.
      10 May 1676. Recorded.
      Sworn in Court.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 273a. 3 June 1676. Dennis Curleland, aged 20 years or thereabouts, sayth upon a day the mare was in my wheate patch and I went to take her for to carry her home and shee runn away from mee and went to the fence side and put her head between two rails and carryed the raile off the stakes at bot ends and fell upon another short raile and I thought the mare had killed herselfe because shee was bigg with foale and could not get upp and at last shee got upp and went homeward and within two or three dayes after the mare dyed. And befor that time I carryed the mare offten time home and desired Cornelin's [Murphy]to keepe her at home. He replyed hee would not spaniell his mare at that time of the yeare and the fence was five foote and two inches high.
      Dennis Curleland
      19 Aug. 1676. Sworn in Court.
      1 Sept. 1676. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 273a. Deposition of witnesses in a matter depending betweene Cornelius Morefeild [Murphy] and Tho: Advile: [Atwell] Wm. South, aged 37 yeares or thereabouts, sayth that the last spring Cornelius Morefeild had a mare which did very offten frequent Tho: Advile's corne feild and Wm. South did look upon the mare leaping over the corne feild fence which was five foote 30 inches and better in hight. At that time the topp rail fell upon her fore shoulder and soe slide along her back untill shee removed the rider [rail] at one end out of the stake downe to the ground. This being uppon a Fryday some time in February and a Sunday following the mare dyed. I desired Thomas W[illia]ms to come and looke upon the fence. The mare offten times before went home by Thomas Advile's own words and the mare was once carried home by John Paine.
      Wm. Obo [sic]
      19 Aug. 1676. Sworn in Court.
      1 Sept. 1676. Recorded.
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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 409 [27 May 1685]
      Honnor Atwill proved the will of Wm. Hunt as executrix by the oathes of John Tanner and John Pye and prayed letters of administration with the will annext. The Court order that letters of administration with the will annext bee comitted to Honor Attwill, giving good security. Thomas Attwill togeather with Honor did assume in 10,000 pounds of tobacco for the true performance of the will. The Court doe further order that Thomas Tanner and Walter English appraise the estate 3 June next and Major Thomas Youle is desired to sweare the appraisers and that Honor Attwill bring into Court a true inventory of the estate.

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      "May 28, 1685 Honor ATWILL proved the will of William Hunt as his extrx., by the oaths of John Tanner and John Pye. Thomas ATWILL and John Howell became her securities (P. 409) [of orig. records.]

      Thomas Pope and Susan his wife proved the nunc. will of Thomas Watkins by the oaths of Thomas ATWELL and Honor his wife and were granted l. a. (p. 410) {orig. record] pg 422

      Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Pt. 3, 1694-1698,pg. 69 in reprinted book, page 199 in original, [25 March 1696]: "John Pie attorney of Wm. Reyner confessed judgment to Honora ATWELL executrix of Thomas ATWELL for 608 pounds of tobacco due by account for work done by Thomas in his life tyme for Wm."

      Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1690-1698, Pt 1, 1690-1 to 1692, abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman, pg 13 [original will book page 74A]: 28 Sept. 1692 "The last will and testament of Thomas ATWELL was proved by Thomas TANNER and John PYE and a probate granted Honor ATWELL, relict of the decedent, and Thomas TANNER and John PYE assume to indempnifie the Court."
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 560
      THOMAS ATWELL alias COLLINS, 462 acs. N'umberland Co., 29 June 1666, p. 516, (633). On Lower Machotick; 212 acs. opposite to land of Henry Roach, beg. at a small cr. deviding this & land of Jno. Bennett, dec'd., extending along the head br. of Machoatick Riv. S.E. over a small a. to land of Walter English; & 250 acs. S.S.W. arc. 212 acs. granted sd. Atwell alias Collins 20 Dec. 1661 & 250 acs. purchased of Walter English & Alice his wife.

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